Memory's Ghost: The Nature of Memory and the Strange tale of MR. M.

Memory's Ghost: The Nature of Memory and the Strange tale of MR. M.

By: "Hilts, Philip J."

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In an experiment that occurred some forty years ago, Henry M.'s memory was stolen from him during a highly controversial operation performed to cure his epilepsy. Henry has lived in the immediate present ever since, unable to connect a past moment with the next, incapable of retaining or recalling any physical or emotional experience.

Philip J. Hilts -- one of the few people to spend time with Henry, who is sequestered in a hospital -- draws on Henry's bizarre situation as well as current cutting-edge research into the functions of the brain in a revealing investigation of
-- How an individual's memory is constructed
-- When and why memory fails
-- The efficacy of mnemonic devices
-- The validity of "recovered" memories

Part poetic reflection and philosophical meditation, part popular science and investigative journalism, Memory's Ghost is an unforgettable journey into the mysteries of the human mind.

Title: Memory's Ghost: The Nature of Memory and the Strange tale of MR. M.

Author Name: "Hilts, Philip J."

Categories: psychology,

Edition: (1st thus)

Publisher: NY, TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 1996

ISBN Number: 068482356X

ISBN Number 13: 9780684823560

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD+

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 1NT013

Description: "Tight, faint age tanning of pages, clean interior, faint age soil to exterior page edges, square. Occasionally underlining and notes. "" In an experiment that occurred some forty years ago, Henry M's memory was stolen from him during a highly controversial operation performed to cure his epilepsy. Henry has lived in the immediate present ever since, unable to connect a past moment with the next, incapable of retaining or recalling any physical or emotional experience,,,"" 253 indexed, annotated pages."

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